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He stepped out of his behind-the-scenes role in 2004 when he was cast as the ultimate sports know-it-all on the game show “Stump the Schwab.” more
John Brewer, whose coast-to-coast journalism career spanned 50 years, including nearly two decades at The Associated Press, has died. He was 76. more
A courageous correspondent who reported from the world’s trouble spots. A supporter of humanitarian causes. A good friend. Those were among the reactions to the death of Terry Anderson, the former chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press. more
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Former North Dakota lieutenant governor and newspaper columnist Lloyd Omdahl has died at 93. Omdahl was the last Democrat to serve as lieutenant governor in North Dakota, the Bismarck Tribune reported. He was appointed to that position by former North Dakota Democratic Gov. George Sinner in 1987 and served as lieutenant governor through 1992. more
 Robert MacNeil, who created the even-handed, no-frills PBS newscast “The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour” in the 1970s and co-anchored the show with his late partner, Jim Lehrer, for two decades, died on Friday. He was 93. more
The Long Island paper won seven Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure, and he was a top editor for the Arizona Project, which investigated a reporter’s murder. more
She wrote about politics and the patriarchy as a left-wing writer, then alienated her compatriots with exposés critical of the Black Panthers and the environmental movement. more
Cathy Panagoulias, a former Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor who was a fierce advocate for young staffers and had a key role in publishing the paper after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died after a brief illness. more
James Washington, the president and general manager of The Atlanta Voice, a longtime advocate of the Black Press, and the 2019 National Association of Black Journalist Legacy Award winner, passed away surrounded by family and loved ones on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. more
She worked as a secretary before being hired as an associate producer at the NBC News public affairs show in 1956. She went on to spend 41 years there. more
Kirk B. Dougal, group publisher for Hometown News Treasure Coast, Brevard and Volusia, died March 18 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a short battle with cancer. He was 57 more
Getting his start in the Midwest, he was best known for leading the New York broadcast “The 10 O’Clock News.” more
Lisa Yanick Litwiller, a former Center for Public Integrity director of audience whose humor, compassion, leadership and talent contributed to award-winning projects that focused on inequality, died of cancer Monday, March 18, surrounded by her family at home in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  more
Kurt G. Franck, vice pres­i­dent of news­pa­per op­er­a­tions for Block Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Inc., the com­pany that owns the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and its sister newspaper, The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, died Friday, March 15, at Hospice of North­west Ohio in Per­rys­burg, Ohio, fol­low­ing a two-year battle with an ag­gres­sive form of kid­ney can­cer. He was 67. more
As of March 14, CPJ’s preliminary investigations showed at least 95 journalists and media workers were among the more than 31,000 killed since the war began on Oct. 7 — with more than 30,000 Palestinian deaths in Gaza and the West Bank and 1,200 deaths in Israel. more
Melvin Ernest Hodell, a former newspaper publisher and newspaper broker, died from natural causes in Upland, California, on Jan. 31, 2024, at the age of 102. more
After writing memorable character sketches and fine-tuning others’ copy at The New Yorker, he spent two decades as editor in chief of The Atlantic Monthly. more
Former longtime newspaper editor Irwin Smallwood, a North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame member who covered the founding of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953, has died. more
Joyce Slocum, who led both NPR and Texas Public Radio into a new era for public media, died Sunday, March 3, from complications of colon cancer. She was 66. more
Mortensen was a pioneer in sports TV news. But to define him by his legendary work would not even begin to come close to best describing him. more
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